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Changes to Firearms applications and renewals

Information notice – Changes to Medical Information – Firearms You are now required to provide medical information verified by a GP for all firearm and shotgun applications – this includes renewals. This applies to any application, whether declaring a medical condition or not. The change is being implemented to enable the Police to make informed […]

Universal Credit Scam

Universal Credit being used in new scam – Citizens Advice Universal Credit has well and truly arrived – but now scammers are using the benefit as a pivotal part of a new sting to target vulnerable people. Citizens Advice says scammers are offering loans to their victims and then using their personal banking details to […]

Help with Universal Credit

The following information has been submitted by Citizens’ Advice Citizens Advice boosts help for Universal Credit claimants Citizens Advice has designed a new service to help you and speed things up if you are claiming Universal Credit for the first time but having problems with the application. The “Help to Claim” service will be available […]


  Dear All   Parish Council elections are upcoming and for your information please find the links below and the attached nomination pack.  If you wish to  be a Watchfield Parish Councillor you will need to complete a nomination form. Nomination-pack-incl-election-agent-notification-form-P-and-C   A comprehensive nomination pack is available on the Electoral Commission’s website from the […]

Watchfield PC Elections

Local elections take place in the Vale of White Horse on Thursday 2 May.   Information for candidates and agents Those wishing to stand in the local elections on 2 May have until 4pm on Wednesday 3 April to submit their nomination forms – for more information see our page for candidates and agents. We’ll publish […]

Energy Saving Tips from Citizens Advice

Save money on energy bills! – Citizens Advice tips As mild December gives way to a colder, frostier new year, Citizens Advice Oxfordshire South and Vale is encouraging people to analyse their home energy spending and take steps to cut down on fuel wastage. The charity has these tips: Check your bills carefully and make […]

Spate of local burglaries

Advice issued to residents following multiple burglaries – Shrivenham Thames Valley Police has recently witnessed an increase in burglaries in the Shrivenham area. A large number of these burglaries have resulted in jewellery and cash being stolen. We would like to remind residents to remain vigilant and consider keeping any valuables out of sight or […]